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women excepted to navy flight school. she was the navy's first female helicopter pilot. between 1975 and 1978 she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenges you restrictions on women flying and serving about -- aboard noncombat ships. she has remained politically active throughout her life. next to her is colonel martha makes sally. - mcsally. as an a-10 thunderbolt pilot, she was the first american woman to fly into combat. she completed multiple deployments associated with operations. she was the first woman in u.s. history to command a combat aviation unit during active combat areas in recognition of her leadership, she received a bronze star and air medals. she continues to have illustrious military ends now post military career. ask to her is karen, a retired lieutenant from the canadian forces. -- i'm sorry, a lieutenant commander. the canadian structure is difficult for me. following her service in the canadian forces, she has become a defense on their behalf. she has written several books about women in the canadian forces. she has completed her phd dissertatio
to see with my dear friend senator warner, a decorated navy and marine veteran from world war ii and korean war, a longtime member of this committee. it was good to see him here. he exemplifies and forgive my va centers and for a minute, he exemplifies something that is very important commonwealth. yorktown, appomattox, the pentagon where 9/11 occurred -- there is a ceremony tonight i will be commissioned in -- there is a commission in april. we care very deeply about these events. one in nine virginians birth to death is a veteran. when you add in the guard and reserve and contractors, now you are probably talking about one in three of us. we care very deeply about all that is within dod. let me be plain, the threat that virginians and others are talking about now more than ever is the inability of congress to find a way forward on a reasonable budget compromise. that is what is in the newspapers and the headlines. at the direction of the deputy director, dod is planning for future cuts. i am very worried at the macro level about dod's ability to pursue and execute appropriate n
, training. mr. courtney: the navy has told us it will cancel maintence in on 23 ships, reduce flying hours by 55%. and reduce steaming days by 22%. the bipartisan policy center has warned us that a million jobs will be lost if sequester happens. what is the response of the majority party? the budget chair, mr. ryan, simply said, sequester is going to happen. we can't afford to lose those cuts. for the sake of our economy, for the sake of our national defense, we have to do better than that. congress must adopt the president's balanced budget and avoid the economic and military calamity, a calamity that can easily be avoided. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the speaker:: mr. speaker, president obama missed a great opportunity today to help our economy. this was supposed to be the day that the president submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming
.s. -- enlisted in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of his great career in public service, and john, i am proud to be here by your side. mr. chairman, i spent a lot of time sitting in your seat, and congratulations on not having to do that today -- >> i don't know how long it will last, but thanks for pointing it out. >> you and senator mccain have effectively guided this committee in its important role as an compelling voice for defense. you have managed to pass authorization bills even during contentious times. thank you both for your dedicated service to our nation. i am confident that you and senator inhofe will continue this tradition, and that senator mccain will still be a very, very valuable member and a voice on this committee. i believe our nation is fortunate to have a nominee for secretary of defense with the character and the experience and courage and leadership that chuck hagel would bring to this position. first, chuck is acutely aware that even in an age of rapid technological advances, our military capability and effectiveness depend on the qualit
considerable experience in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald reagan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald reagan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cyber security. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. the pentagon has moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those new experts. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious, quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paraly
build their business, i will use an example. the navy may know the company xt.com. i was lucky enough to work with them when they were getting off the ground, helping build their first series of servers, they showed me a demo and said, what you think about this idea? they are like the day for handmade goods. so you have a situation where they are and powering people all over the world, specifically heavily targeted in rural america, areas that are underserved and underemployed. to build their own businesses. i do not know how to match your question because what i want is to find ways to build more of those types of companies. i was able to help build a business that builds businesses. that creates a kind of an economy. i do not see that as the state eating its own tail. -- snake eating its own tail. i see that as the internet in powering the world. -- empowering the world. >> intellectual property rights, as you know, for most of the country's history, international treaties were an essential factors like survival, military treaties and so forth. now almost everything we do is influen
. with forged baptismal certificate, he enlists in the united states navy at the age of 14. he makes three crossings of the atlantic. they find out it is a forged certificate, he is thrown out, and he joins the united states army. he serves the -- the army sends him to china. he wants to see asia. it is not the first time the military service lies to an enlistee -- he does not go. he goes across the street to the marine corps, says, will you send me to china? the sergeant says, we will send you to china. after china, he goes and serves -- he comes back at the age of 20. he has served honorably in all branches of the united states military. there is no air force at the time. comes back and falls in love with a woman in his hometown in montana who says, i will have nothing to do with you until you finish school. he finishes high school and goes on to be a professor of asian history at the university of montana and is elected to the congress of the united states. united states ambassador to japan under president carter and president reagan. when he dies, written on his tombstone at arlington
between china and japan. it was revealed that the chinese vessel had lot weapons on the japanese navy. i want to hear how much you think an issue this was. >> i was just in that part of the world in the last few months. i had a chance to go to japan and visit with my counterparts in japan and discuss their concerns and then i went on to china to talk with them about their concerns as well. i believe that, especially the secaucus islands and the dispute over that, that territorial dispute, is one that concerns as -- us a great deal. it is the kind of situation where their territorial claims that could ultimately get out of hand and one country or the other could react in a way that could create an even greater crisis. we urge, obviously, both the chinese and the japanese to exercise good judgment. in the pacific, this is a big region. part of our reason to rebalance to the pacific is because we think that, in many ways, our future economic security, our trade relationships, our security relationships will be in that part of the world. and we have great allies in japan and south korea and
kelly. he is a retired astronauts and u.s. navy capt. and he recently co-founded americans for responsible solutions. says an advocacy group that promotes solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership. he did it with his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. capt. kelly, please go ahead, sir. >> thank yo for inviting me here today. i look forward to a constructive and constructive dialogue with your committee. i want to take the opportunity to congratulate gay's friend jeff flake as you know, our family has been immeasurably affected by gun violence. gaby's gift for speech as a distant memory. she struggles to walk. she is partially blind. a year ago, she left the job she loved, serving the people of arizona. in the past two years, we have watched her determination, spirit, and intellect, per disabilities. we are not here as victims. we are speaking to you today as americans. we are a lot like many of our fellow citizens following this debate about gun violence where moderates, gaby was a republican long before she was a moderate. we take
as a navy seal and was assassinated in baghdad. host: sorry about your loss. how does it play out in terms about what the american public should know? should people with clearance be told more, people who served in the military no more? caller: i think the least the american bible know, the better off they are. basically they live in glass houses anyway. -- the least the american people know, the better off they are. you sit and listen to all of this it does make you crazy. when you know for a fact -- because you know people personally -- they are being hunted by terrorists from other countries, and they are here on our soil. it is -- don't kid yourself thinking it is happening over there, it is not. host: a caller mentioned iran and a drone that went down in iran allegedly. here is a story from cnn this week. iran says it decoded and released footage from a year of a strong that was down more than a year ago. we have been talking about defense issues. defense secretary leon panetta's farewell ceremony is today. c-span will be broadcasting a live 3:45 p.m. eastern time. you can catch it on
vessel had locked its targeting radar on the japanese navy and i want to hear your opinion how serious the issue is and what kind of position the united states is willing to take? >> well, we've -- i just was in that part of the world within the last few months and had the chance to go to japan and visit with my counterparts in japan. and discuss their concerns. and then went on to china. to talk with them about the concerns as well. i mean, i believe that -- i mean, especially the islands and the disute over that, that territorial dispute, is one that concerns us a great deal. because it's the kind of situation where there are territorial claims that could ultimately get out of hand and one country or the other could react in a way that could create an even greater crisis. and so we urged obviously both the japanese and the chinese to exercise good judgment here and to try to work with each other to try to resolve these issues peacefully. we are, you know, in the pacific, this is a big region, and part of our reason to rebalance the pacific is because we think that in many ways our fu
out of training in july, 1968, went to the united states navy, and belt with peak -- dealt with people coming back from "apocalypse now," essentially. the involvement that john kerry had, i saw the people on those boats. host: did that inspire you to run for congress, serving in your 13th term? guest: absolutely, i came back in july of 1970 and was elected. i think war was generally destructive. that is why i opposed the iraq war. i have seen the movie before. i know what is coming back from iraq and afghanistan and i did not want it to happen. we are inundated with suicide and all kinds of problems in our society. that had an impact on me, john kerry, chuck hagel -- a lot of us went through all of us to understand what war is all about. host: a little background as we talk to jim mcdermott. wayne, a question or comment for the congressman. caller: healthcare, medicare stuff like that, -- medicare should stay with the younger -- elder folks that earned it. healthcare, right now, it should be with the company's. right now i am with a -- i am a truck driver. we have to pay for our own me
, retired the lottery. caller: i am a retired navy contingent -- commander. i have worked for five years as a peer counselor with beds with posttraumatic stress. i am one of the persons who got the veterans health administration to issue a decree that canada's can be used by veterans for the treatment of ptsd -- for better and problems. what is your opinion on the use of cannabis? guest: thank you for your service. you mentioned posttraumatic stress without the disorder. there is a lot of discussion whether ptsd should be renamed posttraumatic stress or pressure madigan injury. there is a lot of validity behind taking a look at the name. many people do not want to be diagnosed as having a disorder on injury -- an industry -- an injury is considered to be more honorable. in washington, d.c., we see people who develop psychosis as a result of using marijuana or the synthetic marijuana. i do not think we know and not yet about the use of marijuana for ptsd. i think we should export it. there should be research done on it. we may be able to use some of the materials and cannabis -- in cannab
to a place -- >> that is not a bad idea. sometimes it is on a navy vessel or sometimes it is back here in the united states. we bring them into a process and we can elicit information from them and put them behind bars. >> is the article iii process an ideal way? isn't there limitations in that process? >> i'm proud of our system of laws here and the article iii process and our track record is strong over the past couple dozen years. so many terrorists have been, in fact, been -- >> i understand. but the first priority is to develop information. but in article iii is not the most conducive to that. >> i disagree with that. >> what about turning over information that will incriminate them? >> it is tailored to the sixes. sometimes an individual will be mandaized. it means that the information they give you cannot be used in court. but in fact, the f.b.i. does a great job in eliciting information so they can get information as part of that negotiation with them. they let them know they can languish forever or we can have a dialogue about it. >> just last point. this case that i talked ab
: i came out of training in july, 1968, went to the united states navy, and belt with peak -- dealt with people coming back from "apocalypse now," essentially. the involvement that john kerry had, i saw the people on those boats. host: did that inspire you to run for congress, serving in your 13th term? guest: absolutely, i came back in july of 1970 and was elected. i think war was generally destructive. that is why i opposed the iraq war. i have seen the movie before. i know what is coming back from iraq and afghanistan and i did not want it to happen. we are inundated with suicide and all kinds of problems in our society. that had an impact on me, john kerry, chuck hagel -- a lot of us went through all of us to understand what war is all about. host: a little background as we talk to jim mcdermott. wayne, a question or comment for the congressman. caller: healthcare, medicare stuff like that, -- medicare should stay with the younger -- elder folks that earned it. healthcare, right now, it should be with the company's. -- companies. right now i am with a -- i am a truck driver. we
post -- march 1 is that deadline. and the navy trims a goal for the size of its fleet, which has sparked concern on capitol hill. those are some other headlines for you this morning. also, we told you yesterday about the justice department deciding to sue the s&p ratings company over the financial crisis and how they rated the mortgage bonds. "usa today" money section says -- we will go to randy in missouri, democratic caller. back to our topic, randy, about drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. go ahead. caller: good morning, greta. this policy out there is not something that has been a secret. it has always been out there. even people in the senate knew about this policy. second, this is about people who are taking up arms who are u.s. citizens, deciding to plot with the enemy to destroy america. if people are sorry for them, that's on them. but this is what this is about. this is about people who take up arms. it's no different than when boats are on the ground and all of a sudden you have a few americans decided they will cross the line to take up arms with the enemy, what
between when the attack began and 5:15 in the morning when navy seals glen dowerity and tyrone woods loster that lives. roughly 7 1/2 hours there. and i recognize that in any mill tear conflict, one inevitably faces the proverbial fog of war. but what i'd like to ask you to do is use the 2020 -- use the 0/20 hindsight we have now. if you could go back -- use the 20/20 hindsight we have now. if you could go back in time and play it other again. if at 9:42 p.m. benghazi time when the first attack began, you knew that at 5:15 a.m., two former seals would be on the roof of that annex and would face mortar fire, what specifically could have been done if we had that knowledge and i recognize that is a hypothetical but if we had that knowledge, what military options would there have been to prevent that loss of life and stop that attack at the annex? >> senator, as you said, it's tough to respond to a hypothetical. as long as we're talking about hypotheticals, the best that would have happened here is that we would have had a heads up and we would have had troops on the ground to protect th
goes into effect america's military readiness will be damaged in a very critical way. the navy has told us specifically what this means. 23 ships whose repairs are scheduled will be can delled. 56% of flying hours on aircraft carriers will be canceled. 22% of steaming days for the u.s. fleet will be canceled. submarine fleets will be canceled. we have the u.s.s. stennis and u.s.s. eisenhower stationed in the middle east to make sure that protecting the straits of hormuzz, they have to have aircraft that can fly -- hormuz, they have to have aircraft that can fly. they can't expect to carry out their mission. yet, in 23 days, because of inaction bay this chamber, we are putting again america's national security interests at risk. the bipartisan policy center, founded by bob dole and tom daschle, has told us we will lose a million jobs if sequestration goes through so those shipyards that are planning to do that repair work, they're basically going to get layoff slips. and we are debating a bill today that has absolutely no connection to those realities. this is a pure political stunt. it
as in the history of the country, the smallest navy since 1915, the smallest farms since 1940. it is about the cia. it is their intelligence gathering capabilities. it is also about public education. it is about non-defense matters. so i am hopeful that we can finally start voting in the senate rather than just complaining about what the house does. to the president, we bear responsibility as republicans for allowing this to happen. lead us to a better solution. if you do not, mr. president, he will go down in history in my view is one of the most irresponsible commanders in chief in the history of the country for what you have done, mr. president, that you allow the finest military in history of the world to deteriorate at a time that we needed it the most. let's not let that happen. >> let me just add or emphasize three quick points. one is, reducing civilians by attrition is a good idea, even at dod. i would remind you that yesterday, the recently departed secretary for policy argued in the washington post that we needed to reduce civilians at dod as a way of improving efficiency within the pen
planes and the smallest airforce as in the history of the country, the smallest navy since 1915, the smallest farms since 1940. it is about the cia. it is their intelligence gathering capabilities. it is also about public education. it is about non-defense matters. so i am hopeful that we can finally start voting in the senate rather than just complaining about what the house does. to the president, we bear responsibility as republicans for allowing this to happen. lead us to a better solution. if you do not, mr. president, he will go down in history in my view is one of the most irresponsible commanders in chief in the history of the country for what you have done, mr. president, that you allow the finest military in history of the world to deteriorate at a time that we needed it the most. let's not let that happen. >> let me just add or emphasize three quick points. one is, reducing civilians by attrition is a good idea, even at dod. i would remind you that yesterday, the recently departed secretary for policy argued in the washington post that we needed to reduce civilians at
of this discussion that we are really the talking about. navy it will be dissipated either in a storm i do not think we have to assume this year is the last year ever to make peace between palestinians and israelis. there are parameters of both sides can live with. the elements of the decision making process are not there. >> we want to get to questions in a moment. >> i would just add, did not leave of the equation of the rise of islamic extremism. things and but as the were the last time america manage to get the parties to the table. hamas -- you can bet it will be worse in syria after assad. it has been hard in the past. at the the rise of extremism makes things more difficult. a situation becomes more complicated. i think time is working against us. the situation at the moment is very not promising. we cannot give up on it. >> we have microphones. please wait until you are in front of a microphone. please start with a gentleman in the back. if he would not mind. wait for the microphone to get to you. >> yes. this is an extraordinary panel. a tremendous amount of knowledge and wisdom. very much
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